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Sun, August 16th, 2009 by Graves and Allen

The Best iPhone Apps


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O’Reilly press recently released a new must get book by Josh Clark entitled “Best iPhone Apps”. As a dedicated appophile, I regularly look for newer and better apps to add to my outrageously large collection. Big as my collection has grown, the over 50,000 choices available at the App Store dwarfs my group of apps. The amazing size and continually rapid growth of the variety of available apps at the App Store makes it very difficult to keep up and impossible to get ahead of the game.

For those who have kept their app collection to a minimum, you are losing out on a great deal of enjoyment and entertainment, to say nothing of utility from available apps.

The one bad thing about the App Store is that some apps cost money and you have to buy them to try them. If you don’t like the app you bought, you can take it off your iPhone, but you cannot get a refund. As many functions have attracted numerous available apps from which you can choose, you can easily end up buying repetitively to end up with what you want.

While Clark’s book will likely lose currency in a short period of time, I still recommend it to you. The book will cost you $19.99 for a hard copy, $15.99 for an eBook version and $21.99 for both. Apps cost anywhere from nothing to at least $69.99 (that is the most expensive one I have found to date), with most of the apps that I have seen costing less than $9.99. It doesn’t take the HP 12c app emulator to calculate that the book can easily save you more than its cost before it becomes dated. At the same time, it will certainly help you make wise app choices. I found that Clark’s choices of top apps largely matched my own in those areas that I collected apps. We disagreed on about 10-15% of the choices; but I agree that his choices were also good. He left off a few of my choices in areas he did not address and included areas in which I have not collected apps. The novice or intermediate appophile should consider this book indispensable. The advanced appophile should find it desirable.

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Tue, May 26th, 2009 by Graves and Allen

iPhone Apps

The number of people who have iPhones and do not make use of the Apps available in the iTunes Store App Store amazes me.  If you have an iPhone and have not taken a good look at the App Store, you should.  If you don’t have an iPhone yet, take a look at the App Store, it may convince you that it is time to get an iPhone or, at least, an iPod Touch.  The iTunes store reports that it now has over 15,000 apps available, some free, some that you have to buy.

The range of apps runs from amusement to business to productivity to travel to substantive legal and medical information.  For example, I keep apps that provide the California Evidence Code, Federal Rules of Evidence and FRCP on my iPhone.  While Apps do not exist for all codes or even for all states, there are Apps for several codes in many states.  Check the store out for your state codes.

For those of you studying for a bar exam, the Law in a Flash series provides summaries and study aids for Constitutional Law, Federal Income Tax, Evidence, Real Property, Future Interests, Wills & Trusts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Corporations, Torts and Real Property.

Travel information abounds in the Apps Store.  I recently downloaded a number of additional Apps containing street maps, subway maps and general information about New York, in anticipation of a trip I will take there. New York is not the only city for which you can get travel information;  you can find it for many major cities throughout the world.  You can get information about restaurants (I like Zagat and UrbanSpoon the best).  You can get the local movie listings for wherever you happen to be in the US.

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The bottom line:  Without the App Store, the iPhone was one of the best phones around.  With it, everything else pales in comparison.

Copyright 2009, Jeffrey Allen.  All rights reserved. drugs vytorin canadian

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Sun, March 22nd, 2009 by Graves and Allen

A Trip To The App Store

The number of iPhone/iPod Touch Apps available for your use and enjoyment has increased at an amazing rate. Apple says that the App Store has more than 15,000 Apps now and that number continues to grow.

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Apple’s ads suggest that you can find an App for just about every need.

The range of Apps covers the gamut from entertainment to business and from games to word processing. If you have not visited the App Store you should. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, you will, undoubtedly find something to add to your device. If you do not yet have an iPhone or iPod touch, a visit to the App Store may just convince you to buy one.

To get to the App Store, get on line and go to Apple’s iTunes Store. The best we to get there is to go through the free iTunes software (free Mac and Windows versions). If you don’t have iTunes, you can download it from the Apple web site (www.apple.com

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). When you open iTunes, you will see a list of available selections on the left side of the screen. One of them will say “iTunes Store”. Click on that and you get taken to the iTunes Store. tired melatonin viagra as a aphrod


Once in the iTunes Store, you will find a list of departments near the top of the screen. One of them will say “App Store”. Select that choice to enter the wonderful world of Apps.

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The 007 World Is Not Enough full On the left side of the screen, you will find a heading that says “Categories” and lists 20 categories of Apps ranging from “Books” to “Weather”. The list of categories includes such things as “Business”, “Games”, “Navigation”, “News”, Social Networking and Travel.

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In addition to looking within the categories, the App Store provides a list of new and noteworthy Apps, the most popular Apps, and staff favorites. Urban Cowboy ipod It also identifies the most popular free Apps and the most popular paid Apps.

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Some of the paid Apps have “Lite” or limited versions enabling you to try them out to see if you like them before purchasing. Most of them have no such opportunity and you have to buy on faith and hope for the best. If you see an App you think you might like, clicking on the name of the App takes you to a description page telling you what the App does. It will also provide access to user reviews of the App, which may make your choice easier. what if i drink with seroquel

Copyright 2009, Jeffrey Allen.  All rights reserved.

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